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Picture of Reuters journalists Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe as they finally walk free from Myanmar prison[PHOTO CREDIT:BBCnews]

Two Reuters reporters freed in Myanmar after over 500 days in jail

They were released under a presidential amnesty for 6,520 prisoners.

UN headquarters [Photo: Google.com]

UN honours 115 fallen personnel

More than 3,600 staff of the organisation have lost their lives in line of duty since it was founded.

Gaza on map used to illustrate the story. [Photo credit: Wikipedia]

Gaza laments deadly start to Ramadan, amid funerals, debris

This incident is taking place after two sleepless days and nights of Israeli shelling and Palestinian rocket fire.

Niger Republic on map

Tanker truck explodes in Niger, 55 persons die

At least 37 people were injured and taken to hospitals.

US Warships[ photo credit: Sputnik International]

Two U.S. warships sail in disputed South China Sea

The sailing of the warships could anger Beijing at a time of tense relations between the world’s two biggest economies.

Kim Jong-Un

North Korea faces food crisis after poor harvest – UN

The country has for years relied on regular supplies of UN food aid.

Malaysia frees Vietnamese woman accused of killing North Korean leader’s half-brother

Kim Jong Nam died in February 2017 following alleged smearing of his face with liquid VX, a banned chemical weapon, at Kuala Lumpur airport.

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57 Ukraine soldiers suffer food poisoning

Over 300 people consumed food at the canteen of the military facility.

South Africa on map

Death toll rises to 87 in South Africa floods

The widespread flooding affected KwaZulu-Natal, Eastern Cape and the Free State provinces.

People walk through floodwater near Beira, Mozambique, in the aftermath of Cyclone Idai, March 23, 2019. REUTERS/Mike Hutchings

Cyclone Idai: World Bank announces $545 million donation to Mozambique, Malawi, Zimbabwe

Cyclone Idai killed over a thousand people and destroyed vast infrastructure in the three countries.

German woman who converted to Islam, backed ISIS goes on trial

Sabine S lived under Islamic State in the Middle East before returning to Germany.

Researchers say the pictured ancient footprint dates back at least 15,600 years, which they say makes it the oldest human footprint ever found in the Americas. (Universidad Austral de Chile, Laboratorio de Sitio Pilauco/Karen Moreno, Juan Enrique Bostelma (Photo Credit: VOA News)

Scientists find ‘oldest human’ footprint in Americas

The 26 cm-long, bean-shaped footprint was first uncovered by the end of 2010 at the Pilauco archaeological site in Chile.

Aerial view of destruction created by the cyclone [Photo: ZWNEWS]

Cyclone slams Indian temple town after a million people flee homes

Howling winds gusting up to 200 kph (124 mph) whipsawed trees, uprooting scores, and driving rain impacted visibility.

Cyprus’s Justice Minister resigns over govt’s ‘political insensitivity’

Four women have been found murdered in the past three weeks.

Picture of Cyclone used to illustrate story[PHOTO CREDIT: Wikipedia]

Thousands evacuated in eastern India as cyclone Fani approaches

Tidal surges of up to 1.5 metres are expected and fishermen had been told not to venture out to sea.

Pike River Mine used to illustrate the story. [PHOTO CREDIT: proactiveinvestors.com]

New Zealand postpones long-awaited re-entry into deadly mine

Families of the victims have pressed ever since to find out what happened.

EXPLAINER: How India, the world’s largest democracy casts its ballots

The first version of the Indian electronic voting machine debuted in the state election in Kerala in 1982. Now they’re used in elections throughout the country, which happen on different days in different areas.

Nicolas Maduro

Coup fears in Venezuela as opposition leader claims imminent removal of Maduro

A heavy exchange of gunfire has been reported amongst military factions in the capital, Caracas.

Russian President, Vladimir Putin

Putin canvasses common passport for Russians, Ukrainians

The Russian president says having a common passport would bring the kindred nations closer.

Map of Pakistan. [Photo credit: Cryptid Wiki - Fandom]

Pakistan seeks multi-billion-dollar bailout from IMF

The country needs a bailout package worth up to $8 billion.

Terrorists kill pastor, four churchgoers in Burkina Faso

The attack takes place days before the German Chancellor is scheduled to visit Burkina Faso.

Tanzania rules out banning use of artificial nails, eyelashes

“An assessment done by TFDA has shown that fake nails and eye ashes have no side effects to mankind,” a Tanzania official says.

Sudan on map

IMF says no lending to Sudan

Sudan’s Transitional Military Council is in talks with opposition groups on the formation of a joint body to lead a transition.

Bomb takes of in Sri Lanka Church. [PHOTO CREDIT: Euronews]

Easter Bombings: Sri Lanka bans face coverings

Most of those killed in the Easter Sunday attacks were Sri Lankans.

Part of a crane lies on top of cars in Mercer Street, Seattle. Photograph: Lindsey Wasson/Reuters

Fallen crane kills four in U.S.

Two crane operators and two other persons in separate cars died.